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October 17, 2016

IBPS RRB Office Assistants Questions (Reading Comprehension - 21st September 2014)

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Dear IBPS RRB V aspirants, here we are giving you the Reading Comprehension questions asked in IBPS RRB Office Assistants Exam held on 21st September 2014. Try to solve this on your own and check with the given answers. All the Best :)

Directions (1 - 10) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given. Certain words / phrases have been given in bold to help you locate them while answering some of the questions : 

Whether because of the emphasis of traditional religious salvation of the personal soul or for some other reason, there is a tendency, to restrict the ultimate scope of morals to the reflex effect of conduct on one's self. Even utilitarianism, with all its seeming in-dependence of traditional theology and its emphasis upon the general good as the criterion for judging conduct, insisted its hedonistic psychology of "private pleasure" as the motive for action. The idea that the stable and expanding institution of all things that make life worthwhile throughout all human relationships is the real object of all intelligent conduct is depressed from view by the cur-rent conception of morals as a special kind of action chiefly concerned with either the virtues or the enjoyments of individuals in their personal capacities. In changed form we still retain the notion of a division of activity, into two kinds having very different worth's. The result is the depreciated meaning that has come to be attached to the very meaning of the "practical" and the useful. In-stead of being extended to cover all forms of action by means of which all the values of life are ex-tended and rendered more secure, including the diffusion of the fine arts and the cultivation of taste. the processes of education and all activities which are concerned with rendering human relation-ships more significant and worthy, the meaning of "practical" is limit-ed to matters of ease, comfort, riches, bodily security and police order, possibly health, etc., things which in their isolation from other goods can only lay claim to restricted and narrow value. In con-sequence, these subjects are hand-ed over to technical sciences and arts. They are no concern of "high-er" interests which feel that no matter what happens to inferior goods in the vicissitudes of natural existence, the highest values are immutable characters of the ultimately real.

Our depreciatory attitude towards "practice" would be modified if we habitually thought of it in its most liberal sense, and if we surrendered our customary dualism between two separate kinds of value, one intrinsically higher and one inherently lower. We should regard practice as the only means (other than accident) by which whatever is judged to be honourable, admirable, approvable can be kept in concrete experiential existence. In this connection the en-tire import of "morals" would be transformed. How much of the tendency to ignore permanent objective consequences in differences made in natural and social relations; and how much of the emphasis upon personal and internal motives and dispositions irrespective of what they objectively produce and sustain, are products of the habitual depreciation of the worth of action in comparison with forms of mental processes, of thought and sentiment, which make objective difference in things themselves ?
  1. Which of the following statement  (s) is/are correct in the context of the given passage ? 
      • I. There is a tendency to re-strict the ultimate scope of morals to the reflex effect of conduct on one's self. 
      • II. Utilitarianism insisted its hedonistic psychology of `private pleasure' as the motive for action. 
      • III. Out depreciatory attitude towards 'practice' would never be modified.
    1. Only I 
    2. Only III 
    3. Only I and II 
    4. Only II and III 
    5. All I, II and III 
  2. What is the real object of all intelligent conduct ?
    1. Idea of strengthening such institutions that make life worth while through out human relationships 
    2. Leading a life of pleasure and challenges 
    3. To strengthen bond of relationship 
    4. Both (1) and (2) 
    5. None of these
  3. Why are the subjects of ease, comfort, riches bodily security etc. handed over to technical sciences and arts ? 
    1. These subjects come under the purview of science and arts
    2. These subjects are logically interpreted. 
    3. In their isolation from other goods can only lay claim to restricted and narrow value 
    4. All of these
    5. None of these 
  4. As opined by the writer how the entire import of 'morals' would be transformed ? 
    1. Moral is hereditary and cannot be changed 
    2. By regarding practice as the only means to judge honourably and admirably
    3. By emphasis on traditional religious salvation of the personal soul
    4. By changing our thought process 
    5. None of these 
  5. What should be the most suitable title of this passage ?
    1. Traditional and modern thought of life 
    2. Practice is supreme
    3. Mechanics and spirituality 
    4. Spirituality - hinderance to salvation (5) None of these
Directions (6-8) : Choose the word which is MOST SIMILAR in MEANING to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.
6. DISPOSITION 
  1. temperament 
  2. displeasure 
  3. derangement 
  4. dispersion 
  5. unease 
7. DIFFUSION
  1. experiment 
  2. diligence 
  3. spread 
  4. restriction 
  5. dignity 
8. VICISSITUDE
  1. high and low of life 
  2. pleasure 
  3. victory 
  4. vexation 
  5. njoyment of life 
Directions (9-10) : Choose the word which is MOST OPPOSITE in MEANING to the word printed in bold as used in the passage.

9. SALVATION 
  1. slavery 
  2. freedom
  3. sameness
  4. samaritan 
  5. saboteur 
10. IMMUTABLE 
  1. unchangeable 
  2. changeable 
  3. sacred
  4. sacrificial 
  5. immitable 
That's all for now friends. Keep visiting us for more practice tests on IBPS RRB Officers and Office Assistants. Good Day :)

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